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akbutler commented on Tamara Unexperienced's group 'Honest Mommy Bloggers'
"wow - Supermommy.  That post is amazing.  A must read for all moms, I think, even ones like me with all boys.  How brave of you to share all that with the world."
Mar 1, 2011
akbutler commented on Jillylivi's group 'Aspiring Writers'
"Thank you Margot.  Writing helped so much, and it's because of a group like this that I started writing more and feeling comfortable in my writing.  The healing has already started."
Mar 1, 2011
akbutler commented on Jillylivi's group 'Aspiring Writers'
"I wanted to share my latest blog post with you because I know what an amazing group of women you all are.  Finally coming to terms with a memory that has been haunting me…"
Feb 28, 2011
akbutler commented on Cherishing Mommy's group 'Mom Bloggers with Special Needs Kids'
"I wanted to share my post today inspired by a post I read on ASD and PTSD.  Finally coming to terms with a memory that has been haunting me http://trydefyinggravity.wordpress.com/2011/02/28/i-wonder-what-wou...  Please let me know what you…"
Feb 28, 2011
akbutler commented on Tamara Unexperienced's group 'Honest Mommy Bloggers'
"My most "honest" post yet.  Finally coming to terms with a memory that has been haunting me http://trydefyinggravity.wordpress.com/2011/02/28/i-wonder-what-would-happen-to-this-world/ ; Please let me know what you think."
Feb 28, 2011
akbutler commented on Erin Mantz's group 'Moms of Boys'
"anyone else feeling trapped and bogged down by the weather?  I wrote about it here at http://trydefyinggravity.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/somewhere-over-the-rainbow/"
Feb 1, 2011
akbutler commented on Tamara Unexperienced's group 'Honest Mommy Bloggers'
"anyone else feeling trapped and bogged down by the weather?  I wrote about it here at http://trydefyinggravity.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/somewhere-over-the-rainbow/"
Feb 1, 2011
akbutler commented on Mom Bloggers Club's group 'New England Mom Bloggers'
"anyone else feeling trapped and bogged down by the weather?  I wrote about it here at http://trydefyinggravity.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/somewhere-over-the-rainbow/"
Feb 1, 2011
akbutler commented on Cherishing Mommy's group 'Mom Bloggers with Special Needs Kids'
"anyone else feeling trapped and bogged down by the weather?  I wrote about it here at http://trydefyinggravity.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/somewhere-over-the-rainbow/"
Feb 1, 2011
akbutler commented on Jillylivi's group 'Aspiring Writers'
"anyone else feeling trapped and bogged down by the weather?  I wrote about it here at http://trydefyinggravity.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/somewhere-over-the-rainbow/"
Feb 1, 2011
akbutler commented on Jillylivi's group 'Aspiring Writers'
"thank you Meagan!"
Jan 21, 2011
akbutler commented on Jillylivi's group 'Aspiring Writers'
"Thank you Karen!!!  Everyone's support means a lot to me!"
Jan 21, 2011
akbutler commented on Jillylivi's group 'Aspiring Writers'
"wow - thank you Julie and Kimberly!  off now to check out Julie's blog..."
Jan 20, 2011
akbutler commented on Charlene's group 'Moms of Toddlers and Preschoolers'
"Hi everyone!  I haven't posted here in a while (but have been reading everyone's posts, blogs, etc.!) and I was hoping to ask a favor.  My little blog about my three young boys is up for an award and if you have a moment, I was…"
Jan 20, 2011
akbutler commented on Tamara Unexperienced's group 'Honest Mommy Bloggers'
"Hi everyone!  I haven't posted here in a while (but have been reading everyone's posts, blogs, etc.!) and I was hoping to ask a favor.  My little blog is up for an award and if you have a moment, I was hoping you could vote for…"
Jan 20, 2011
akbutler commented on Mom Bloggers Club's group 'New England Mom Bloggers'
"Hi everyone!  I haven't posted here in a while (but have been reading everyone's posts, blogs, etc.!) and I was hoping to ask a favor.  My little blog is up for an award and if you have a moment, I was hoping you could vote for…"
Jan 20, 2011

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What is your blog name?
Try Defying Gravity
What is your blog URL?
http://trydefyinggravity.wordpress.com/
Share a little something about yourself with other moms.
I am a stay at home mom with three boys - one in elementary school, one in preschool and one toddler. My preschooler was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in December 2009.
What is your blogging philosophy?
I try to write about what's happening in my family - not just around my son's autism. I hope my experiences will help others cope with their families' struggles, just as I hope to learn from those who read my stories.
I have been blogging since...
September 2009

Akbutler's Blog

You've Got A Friend

Posted on July 19, 2010 at 8:12am 0 Comments

When I became a parent for the first time, I sought out many different mothers who had been there before, learning all I could from them in an attempt to become a better mother myself.

When I became a parent of a special needs child, I only sought out one.

Let me tell you about this friend of mine.

And even though I have chosen to share our story publicly, she has not. So for the purposes of this post, I will call her “Hope”.

I met Hope on the first day of…

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Clean Up

Posted on July 16, 2010 at 1:34pm 0 Comments

I am currently overseeing an epic NASCAR-style race through my house.



I am supposed to be furiously cleaning. Every year for my birthday, my mother gives me the present of having my house cleaned. And finally, exactly six months after my birthday, I have it scheduled for

tomorrow. It is sorely needed, as the house has become a disgusting

combination of a movie theater (with those sticky floors) and a public

bathroom (I blame that one on the fact that I live…

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Taking Chances

Posted on July 13, 2010 at 4:25pm 3 Comments

It was another one of those nights when I couldn’t sleep. By 2am, one kid had woken up once, another twice, and I was wide awake from my efforts to get everyone back to sleep again. So, as I usually do, I

just laid there in bed thinking. Sometimes I think about what to pack

the kids for snacks for camp. Or I wonder if I forgot to put the

laundry in the dryer. Sometimes I think about the long list of things I

haven’t been able to get to. This was one of those…

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Our Lips Are Sealed

Posted on July 5, 2010 at 8:38am 0 Comments

I’m a pretty private person.

I know that seems weird to say, considering I write this blog now, but in the non-virtual world I’m pretty good at keeping things about me to myself, only sharing with close family and a few select friends.

This need for privacy is certainly something I learned from my parents, and especially my father. Despite his very public political life, our family life was kept behind closed doors. Nothing

illustrated this more than when he got sick with…

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At 2:17pm on June 23, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)


Lea @ Mother Baby Child & Weight Loss Help


At 1:47pm on July 28, 2010, Michelle Howard said…
Hey Alysia-

Thanks for the friend request. I look forward to sharing and caring with you! I left a comment on your blog. We have much in common.

thanks,
Michelle
At 11:20am on July 24, 2010, Charlotte Churchill said…
As I was reading your comment, there was a link at the bottom of it to send a friend request!
This site is cool, but a litle overwhelming, it's so big and there is so much. I have found several blogs that I really enjoy reading though. Thanks for suggesting it!!!
At 7:31pm on July 5, 2010, Pamela Ott said…
Hi Alysia,
I left a comment on your blog - but I'm not sure if it went through or not. I enjoyed reading about your family and signed up for email notifications of your posts. Hope you'll stop by and follow me too!
http://www.musicforspecialkids.com/
At 8:52pm on June 17, 2010, shelley k said…
welcome to the club! stop by and "holla" if you get the chance!
smiles,
shelley
http://im-stillstanding.com
At 4:17am on June 15, 2010, nicole sherman said…
Hi Welcome to MBC! Do you like to cook? Feel free to stop by my blog or tweet me anytime! :)
Right now I have a giveaway for a $40 gift card to justvanities.com come over to register to win!!
Nicole
http://www.colieskitchen.com
http://www.coliesrecipes.info (My virtual recipe book)
http://www.twitter.com/ColiesKitchen
At 2:32pm on June 13, 2010, Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner said…
Hi from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York. My blog offers light, witty articles on every topic imaginable and was created over a year ago. I truly designed my blog simply for the joy of sharing info. and never expected it to take off the way it has. I also never thought of adding a Followers section until now and because of all the awesome blogs listed here, I'd love to offer my readers the opportunity of connecting with you as well. So please ... come on over and see me some time. Hope you're enjoying your weekend.
At 10:58pm on June 12, 2010, Adriel from the Mommyhood Memos said…
G'Day from Down Under!

I'm looking forward to checking out your blog! 3 boys?! As of January, I'm a new mom and new blogger.... Always looking to learn more... :) Feel free to stop by my blog too, if you're interested: www.themommyhoodmemos.com

I've also got a really great give-away happening at the moment for some classic wooden blocks. Come leave a comment if you'd like to enter: http://themommyhoodmemos.blogspot.com/2010/06/whos-cutest-baby-on-block-give-away.html

Have a great weekend! Adriel
At 9:01pm on June 10, 2010, Moriah Sunde said…
Welcome! I am also pretty new here, and look forward to checking out your blog! If you're interested, come check mine out: http://josiahsnest.com

Have a great day! - Moriah
At 9:46pm on June 8, 2010, ericka @ alabaster cow said…
hey! can't wait to read your blog! feel free to visit me at http://alabastercow.com if you get the chance. :)
 
 
 

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